Accession Number : ADP000848

Title :   Testing a Half Million Trainees: AFMET (Air Force Medical Evaluation Test) Project,

Corporate Author : WILFORD HALL USAF MEDICAL CENTER LACKLAND AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Bloom,Wallace

Report Date : 25 MAR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : To facilitate early identification of basic trainees with significant psychiatric problems, the Air Force Medical Evaluation Test (AFMET) Project has been conducted by the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center since June 1975. In fiscal year 1982, the USAF saved $6,340,430 by release of those trainees who were neither suitable for nor adaptable to USAF duties and military life. Since the project has been described in other papers and presentations, this article focuses on the evolutionary dynamic changes during the first seven years to accomplish the fine tuning suggested by General B. Davis. As data was collected and analyzed, improvements became possible and these were implemented as soon as feasible. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military training, *Military personnel, *Research management, *Psychological tests, *Mental disorders, Diagnosis(Medicine), Trainees, Computer aided diagnosis, Scoring, Interviewing, Cost effectiveness, Personality tests

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